Re: [tied] mleccha and retroflex consonants

From: S.Kalyanaraman
Message: 16263
Date: 2002-10-15

--- In cybalist@..., Miguel Carrasquer <mcv@...> wrote:
> On Tue, 15 Oct 2002 00:34:07 -0000, "S.Kalyanaraman"
<kalyan97@...> wrote:> > >What is the possibility that mleccha were
the people who worshipped > >moloch as their god of seafarers?
> > As far as I know, Moloch (with -ch a velar fricative) (<
*ma:la:k) is a Semitic> word, from the root m-l-k "king".

See also:
"The offerings by fire, the probable identity of Moloch with Baal,
and the fact that in Assyria and Babylonia Malik, and at Palmyra
Malach-bel, were sun-gods, have suggested to many that Moloch was a
fire- or sun-god."
"During the time of Joseph(P), the ruler of Egypt is addressed as
King (Malik, in Arabic). And during the time of Moses(P), the ruler
is called the Pharaoh (Fir'awn, in Arabic). This usage is consistent
through out the Qur'ân."